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Get the Word Out About Your Arts Events

Want to get the word out about your arts or cultural event or exhibit? Here are some free places to post information and local media resources. As you work regularly with editors, reporters and critics, get to know each person's personal preference regarding contacts, e.g. some prefer e-mail, some prefer faxes.

On-line Events Calendars:
More people are accessing event information on-line. Each has a slightly different way to submit information, so just follow the directions on each Web site. Some local places to start:

Two sites that list various event calendars can be found at:

Newspapers
Send your press releases to the local newspapers. Here are some of the dailies and weekly papers to begin with. (For details about what to include in a press release, see the Arts Resource Network.)

Neighborhood newspapers

  • International Examiner - Contact
  • Northwest Asian Weekly - Contact
  • Pacific Publishing's papers serve the University District, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Laurelhurst, Sand Point, Wedgewood, Wallingford, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Washington Park, Madrona, Madison Valley, Leschi, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, South Hill, International District and Kirkland.
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  • Robinson News publishes Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, White Center News, The Highline Times, The Des Moines Times and Federal Way News.

Radio
Most radio stations accept a written public service announcement (PSA); some will take a pre-recorded PSA. Check the Web site of the radio station you think best matches your audience. Many stations belong to the Puget Sound Broadcasters Association or Washington State Association of Broadcasters. Both organizations list links to their members.

KUOW and KPLU are our two local public radio stations; both cover the arts and culture.

Television
Seattle Channel, the City's municipal television channel, is committed to covering local arts and culture.

Local television stations are:

If you'd like to develop a broader media list, check out the Puget Sound Media Directory.

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Shown: Seattle Youth Symphony. Photo: Colleen Boyce.
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Photo: Colleen Boyce.
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